Pool PlayPool Play - Credit: Ryan M. Hall
It has been a long time since I kept up the blog but I am renewing my efforts to talk about Pool Play. 

It's a play. In a pool.  Actually in a pool.  Everyone's next question is always, "is it empty?"  No.  It's a filled pool.  Filled with water of course. And my cast mates and I are going to put on quite the show. In it.

The piece was conceived and is being directed by Erin Mee.  (Here's a great interview with Erin conducted by Jonathan Mandell from the New York Theater website.) The original material for this piece was written by Charles Mee and has been beautifully supplemented by up-and-coming playwright Jessie Bear.  The two styles flow seamlessly together in what is truly a unique New York experience.  The piece uses everything from choreographed water dances, to music and, of course, the written word to touch on all aspects of the joys, insecurities and politics surrounding pools today, yesterday and tomorrow.  It will leave you smiling but thinking.

There is more information at the production's official Facebook page if you click here

Tickets are on-sale now.  And when you come to the show be sure to wear some pants you can roll above the knee cause this is an immersive theatre-going event...you can literally immerse your feet in the pool while you watch.  That's a bonus. From us to you. 

Opening weekend is 
Friday, February 7th @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 8th @ 6:00 PM

The run is every Friday @ 8PM and Saturday @ 6PM from February 7th - March 8th.
(If you're planning on coming for opening weekend then let me know by commenting on this page, emailing or Facebook DM and I will hook you up!)

You can get tickets by clicking here. Or here. And even here.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Only three more days until the One-Night-Only benefit reading of Goodtime Charley being hosted by The Beautiful Soup Theatre Collective.  I will be playing the deplorable General George de la Tremouille in the musical telling of the story of King Charles VII and Joan of Arc.  

The show will be at Joria Productions Theatre (260 W. 36th St., 3rd Floor) Sunday, March 25th at 7PM.  Tickets are completely sold out but I have been told that the earliest of early birds to walk in will have a chance at five (5) additional tickets that are being held at the door for $25 a pop.  Every single penny we make on this reading will be given to the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative which you can read more about here.   Additionally, we have a few noteworthy guests who will be attending: Larry Grossman, the composer of Goodtime Charley and A Doll's Life (which I just finished) is flying in from LA and Hal Hackady, the lyricist of Goodtime Charley and bit of a legend in his own right. 

For more info check out the Facebook page for the event.

It's sure to be a fun evening with wonderful music that is all too scarcely heard sung.  So if you don't have tickets, get to the theatre early on Sunday and get some!    ...tickets that is.

--- 'til then!

I have some exciting news!  I was just cast as Chick Clark in the Gallery Players production of Wonderful Town. 

This comes as a follow up to playing General George de la Tremouille in the Beautiful Soup Theatre Collective's reading of Goodtime Charlie coming up on Sunday, March 25.  Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, March 24th for WT and the show opens April 28th and runs Thursday - Sunday until May 20th.  Can't wait to get started!

For more info on the Gallery Players and their incredible history for great theatre check out their website @ galleryplayers.com
----- 'til then!
So how lame and predictable is it to call your first blog..."First Blog Post"...clearly I never conceived I'd be blogging one day.  

In other news - tickets for Goodtime Charlie are not only on sale but are going very quickly!  It is a "One-Night Only" engagement and the proceeds are to benefit the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative.  I'll be playing the scheming General George de la Tremouille.  The info is below.  Be sure to get your tickets online now.   ...while you still can!

Goodtime Charlie [One-Night Only Staged Reading]
Sun. Mar 25, 2012 at 7:00pm 
Joria Productions Theatre
260 W 36 Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018 

http://www.showclix.com/event/221441 for tix ($20 w/ student ID & $25 for everyone else)         ----'til then!
Very past due but better late than never!  I just finished playing Eric Didrickson in A Doll's Life with The Beautiful Soup Theatre Collective. A real pleasure to work with so many wonderful, talented people for my first NYC production.  Love playing characters people can feel uncomfortable with...

Next up is a reading of Goodtime Charlie, also with TBSC, a benefit being attended Larry Grossman (the composer for Goodtime Charlie as well as A Doll's Life) and the legendary Hal Hackady.  It will be music directed by Aimee Radics and directed by the Steven McCasland.  Stay posted for more details.   'til then.